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The abomination of executions in #Egypt must stop:

#Egypt has executed nine men convicted after a grossly unfair trial for the 2015 killing of the country’s former Public Prosecutor. amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
The latest executions bring to 15 the number of people executed in #Egypt in 3 weeks: “executing men who were convicted in trials marred by torture allegations is not justice but a testament to the magnitude of injustice in the country,” @amnesty
The death penalty is barbaric and must be abolished everywhere. "#Egyptian authorities must urgently halt this bloody execution spree which has seen them repeatedly putting people to death after grossly unfair trials in recent weeks” amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights. louvreabudhabi.ae/?utm_source=GM… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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#Egypt has the Muslim Brotherhood and the #US has the Christian Brotherhood:

- 45% of Republicans believe that God wanted Trump to be president
- 55% of white evangelical Protestants said that God endorsed Trump.

washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/… h/t @C_Stroop
Do you believe God wanted Trump to be president? #USA
77% of evangelicals identify as Republican, a gap of 59 points from those who identify as Democrats. #USA
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“Revenge porn” usually aims to punish women. In #Egypt, a sex tape was leaked to punish a director/parliamentarian who opposes amending the constitution to extend the president’s rule. But “morality” laws mean it’s the women on the tape being charged with “inciting debauchery.”
We are long overdue for a revolution against moral guardians in #Egypt who use women’s bodies as a proxy battlefield. Stop using women’s bodies to score political points! Fuck this hypocrisy over sex in #Egypt.
Another #Egyptian woman Amal Fathy was sentenced to 2yrs in prison for posting a video complaining about being sexually harassed. It is believed she’s being punished for criticizing the state for not doing enough and also to punish her activist husband. bbc.com/news/world-mid…
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CAIRO (AP) - #Egypt parliament overwhelmingly approves constitutional changes to remove term limits for President el-Sissi until 2034.
#Egypt’s 596-seat assembly is packed with Sissi supporters. The amendments which it just approved must be put to a national referendum to become law. The referendum is expected to take place before the Muslim month Ramadan, which starte early May this year apnews.com/23572cfde7cb4d…
“These amendments reinforce efforts of President al-Sisi’s military-backed government to stifle people’s ability to challenge those in power,” - @hrw hrw.org/news/2019/02/1… #Egypt
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For the record @MEForum has never received any funding from #UAE or #Egypt (let alone any Arab country) and our narrative is #American not #Foreign vs. @Andreas_Krieg who worked on a #Qatar funded contract for the @DefenceHQ - stop shilling for your overlords.
Moreover:
1. #Israel had no need for #Qatar - it can speak to or bomb #Hamas without #Doha involvement.
2. @BarackObama may have been appeased the #Taliban by acquiescing to the #Doha terror office; but now it’s a #Taliban demand: “Our demand about having an official political office is clear, we want that our office in Doha is recognised by the international community and the UN.”
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“When are we going to stop using women’s bodies in #Egypt as proxy battlefields to settle political scores?”

FEMINIST GIANT rant about the charging of 2 actresses over a sex tape.

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2 actresses in #Egypt have been accused of “sexual deviancy” & “inciting immorality” after a sex tape was leaked (?) of them w/ a man. What are charges he faces? Only women “incite immorality”? google.com/amp/s/m.youm7.…
We are long overdue a revolution against moral guardians in #Egypt who use women’s bodies as a proxy battlefield. Fuck this hypocrisy over sex in #Egypt. Remember this ridiculous case over a dress. This is why I insist we talk about sex. bbc.com/news/av/world-…
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@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA Amen brother!!😍🤗

#BlackHistoryMonth is like a breadcrumb, to follow our #Clues, that as another proverb hashtag called #AmericanDOS is used, leading more #ISRAELITES to #Awake from #Christianity paganism and sorcery. #Religion has never been our friend. #WakeUp 911. #REPENT
@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA Understanding: #Hosea 4:6. #Christianity never told us the #Messiah whom is called #Jesus is #blackface as in naturally #Dark. Never told us that #Moses is #Dark. #Job, #Abraham #Isaac and #JACOB all are #BlackLikeUs.

#Churches teach #paganism and doesn't keep #Sabbath Day holy
@0cd8bef6f7af48f @MistressCnLA #Understanding: WE are the #descendants of #Abraham #Isaac and #JACOB and were cursed because of #Disobedience and gross #Trangression of the #Laws that He gave us. #Genesis begins our #BlackHistory. We are the children of #JACOB, called the #ISRAELITES. We must #REPENT for our
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#Egypt executed 3 Muslim Brotherhood members who were sentenced to death following torture & beatings to extract confessions. The families of the men were notified of their hanging after the fact when they were asked to come to pick up the bodies. m.news24.com/Africa/News/eg…
.@hrw says a letter from one of the men was reportedly smuggled out of prison, describing torture and beatings. #Egypt "committed a glaring injustice by executing three men who apparently gave 'confessions' extracted through electric shock and other torture,” Michael Page.
I wrote this almost exactly a year ago: The death sentence is unjust and barbaric, everywhere. It is especially an abomination in countries where justice is rarely served, such as #Egypt. google.com/amp/s/www.nyti… #StopDeathPenalty
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#FGM is about controlling female sexuality.
- We must talk about sex & a woman’s right to desire & pleasure
- Saying #NoFGM is saying I own my body, not the state, mosque, church, street or family

FEMINIST GIANT rant for International Day of #ZeroTolerance4FGM
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Here are statistics for #FGM prevalence in #Egypt that I refer to, via @28TooMany:
With prevalence of 87.2% among all women aged 15-49, in population of 95 million, Egypt has the greatest number of women and girls who have experienced FGM in the world.
#NoFGM #ZeroTolerance4FGM
#FGM in #Egypt, via @tadwein: (I reject “circumcision.”It is cutting/mutilation)
- 70% of men & 56% of women approve of FGM
- 9/10 men & 8/10 women agree that men are involved in deciding whether a girl is cut
- 67% of men & 58% women agree FGM makes women less sexually demanding
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February 12,2015.
21 Coptic Christians were kidnapped by ISIS in Libya. They were asked to renounce their Faith in Christ.
They refused.
They were beheaded.
20 Copts and 1 man from Chad who was not a copt.

When the terrorists ordered the man from Chad to deny Jesus or die, he answered, “Their God is my God,” thereby sealing his fate.
“He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”

Matthew 10:39
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Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for #FGM. With FGM prevalence of 87.2% among all women aged 15-49, in a population of nearly 95 million, #Egypt has the greatest number of women and girls who have experienced FGM of any country in the world. We must say #NoFGM Blue ribbon that is equivalent of Arabic letter for “No.” Under it are words “Zero Tolerance Ribbon. Say no to female genital mutilation. #NoFGM”
Watch this video via @28TooMany about the Zero Tolerance for #FGM Ribbon Campaign in #Egypt. The ribbon is in the shape of the Arabic word “no.” Together we must say #NoFGM. #ZeroTolerance4FGM
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“I was 8 the first time a grown man treated me to the sight of his penis.”
“I am sorry to hear that. I was 4.”
“Can't remember if I was 6 or 8. But that sounds about on par.”
- A woman in Australia
- A woman in Egypt
- A woman in the US
#FuckThePatriarchy across all time zones and all universes.
- “I was 8 the first time a grown man treated me to the sight of his penis.” (#Australia)
- “I am sorry to hear that. I was 4.” (#Egypt)
- “Can't remember if I was 6 or 8. But that sounds about on par.” (#USA)
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This is the 1st criminal conviction for #FGM in UK since it was criminalized in 1985. I support banning & fighting FGM everywhere. I have to ask why it’s a mother who is 1st to be convicted & not doctor/practitioner/others who subject girls to this horror bbc.com/news/uk-englan…
The 3yo girl subjected to this horror will suffer for years I know. She should never have been subjected to this. Remember that. Remember also that when it comes to #FGM, mothers are weakest link in a patriarchal chain that upholds FGM as a form of controlling female sexuality.
Too many women in my extended family have been subjected to FGM. It ended in our extended family just before I was born. I am lucky. It is a form of torture that continues today against too many girls in #Egypt, my country of birth.
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On Feb 1, 2012, more than 70 people, many of whom were members of Ultras Ahlawy, a support group for #Egypt's top football team, Ahly, were killed after a match in Port Said with bitter rival Masry. #RIP_AlAhly_Victims #JFT74 #لن_ننسي74_ولن_نسامح
Ultras Ahlawy says police did nothing as Masry fans attacked with machetes, strangled with team scarves and pushed them over the stadium's edge; instead, police shut off the lights and welded shut the gates, leading to a deadly stampede. #RIP_AlAhly_Victims ##JFT74 #لن_ننساكم_74
The Ultras insist they were punished for the key role they played in protests that toppled Mubarak. thenation.com/article/how-tr… #RIP_AlAhly_Victims #JFT74 #لن_ننسى_ولن_نسامح #لن_ننسى74
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This is from one of my favourite songs: Siret el-Hob by Om Kalthoum. So many memories. Incandescent. Gorgeous. #Egypt
The only reason I wish I was born earlier than I was, is to have experienced more of Om Kalthoum’s music as an adult who understood its depth, to be transformed like the woman in the audience at the end of this video of her transcendent live performances
I also love Lessa Faker- here are the opening 9mins of this magnificent song that is usually 45mins or so. I say usually, bec the audience often applauds to get Om Kalthoum to repeat a verse
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All Jews should recall that in April of 2014, Investor's Business Daily described how the "radical #MuslimBrotherhood has built the framework for a political party in #America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc." (2)
Consequently, "'Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016,' said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding #USCouncilofMuslimOrganizations, (#USCMO) whose membership reads like a Who's Who of #Brotherhood front groups. (3)
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Although Shia Islam is widely associated with #Iran , it’s important to note that Shia’s origin is very much Arabian than Persian. #Cairo itself was built by the Fatimits (Shias whose name is linked to the Prophet’s daughter Fatima)
Fatimid caliphate Al-Mu'izz is credited with commissioning the invention of the fountain pen after having grown tired of getting ink on his fingers & cloths and In 974 the first fountain pen was born
Fatimids were very tolerant of other religions & sects. The Caliphate al-Aziz appointed a Christian as one of his main viziers, a Jewish governor for #Syria / #Palestine . He was also married to Christian Russian woman. #Cairo prospered during such religious tolerance
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Where have "Women's Waves" gone in the past?

These women were in positions of power - responsible for crimes vs humanity, wars, ethnic cleansing & more!

Know yr history. DON'T repeat it!

We don't need another #WomensWave. We need #revolution!
#THREAD
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.@HillaryClinton's crimes are many. Just a few:
-massive assaults on poor people
-labeled Black youth "super predators"
-carried out US wars in Middle East as Senator & Sec'y of State
-backed the coup in Honduras
-preached abortion should be "safe, legal, & *rare*"
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Golda Meir, PM of #Israel
-supported the 1947-48 #Nakba
-backed war against #Syria & #Egypt
-refused to recognize the right of 350,000 #Palestinians to return to the homes they had been driven from during the 1967 war
3/10
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Last go for the crib on #BaptismoftheLord... end of #Christmas season in the Western calendar. Back to green, #OrdinaryTime. But that’s still pretty extraordinary in itself... many cribs retain the #shepherds & add in the #Magi. Not sure what they all eat...nearly 3 weeks! 1/
You have to say, it gets pretty crowded & noisy in there...shepherds, lambs, pipes... the ox & ass aren’t #Trappists either... 2/
...and that’s not to mention the #Angels... We conflate 2 separate events a year apart. If #Epiphany had its own octave all would make more sense. It would give #OrdinaryTime 33 weeks too; which makes sense: a week for every year... 3/
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Thread challenging the seemingly overwhelming consensus that the death & destruction that accompanied the crisis in #Syria is the direct result of the Syrian State's decision to refuse to transition out of power but to instead fight against its own people till the bitter end =>
2-The reason the Syrian State receives the overwhelming share of the blame is because the world had just seen what happened in #Tunisia , and to a lesser extent in #Egypt, and thought/hoped that #Syria would most likely follow the same path.
3-Using the #Tunisia #Egypt examples to extrapolate to #Syria ignored the profound differences in the sectarian mix of these countries, made all too real by an earlier uprising (Muslim Brotherhood) that swept Syrian cities some four decades earlier. Wounds since then never died
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Pompeo on @BarackObama in #Egypt

"Remember: It was here, here in this very city, another American stood before you, He told you that radical Islamist terrorism does not stem from ideology. He told you 9/11 led my country to abandon its ideals, particularly in the ME ==>
Pompeo on @BarackObama in #Egypt

"He told you that U.S & Muslim world needed 'a new beginning.' The results of these misjudgments have been dire. In falsely seeing ourselves as a force for what ails the ME, we were timid about asserting ourselves when the times demanded it"
Pompeo:

"The good news is this: The age of self-inflicted American shame is over, and so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering. Now comes the real 'new beginning"
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How #Egypt tried to kill a "60 Minutes" interview

During President El-Sisi's coup to power, 800+ protesters were killed in the streets, but that's ok, he serves #Israel's interests thus Egypt continues to be the 2nd largest recipient of #US Foreign Aid 🤨
#Egypt tried to stop #60Minutes from airing El-Sisi's interview
#ScottPelley & #RachaelMorehouse say such request never happened before(to them)🤥
#Israel's Amb #MichaelOren is confronted by #BobSimon,why he tried interfere to STOP this episode WATCH👇#Christians in the #HolyLand
2012 - #Israel's Persecution of #Christians in the #HolyLand. - CBS News
#Palestine is documented in this very special #60Minutes episode.
WATCH how Israel's Ambassador #MichaelOren is confronted by Bob Simon, why he tried interfere to stop this episode
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